Beware of the inspector or inspection company that your real estate agent or their office uses all the time. Who do you think that inspector is loyal to - you or the agent that sends them work all the time? That inspector often will not be very thorough in order for the inspection and home sale to go smoothly, insuring that the inspector will receive even more referrals from the real estate agent. We do have inspection companies in the area that work solely for agents. These inspectors tell the agents what they want to hear so they can get to closing hassle free. 


The pre-sale inspection is before or while your home is on the market. This inspection will provide you the opportunity to correct any problems that are present. This gives a potential buyer a peace of mind. This inspection also makes your home more marketable in many ways. It will give you the peace of mind that there will be a hassle free closing. PHT also provides the seller a sign to display in the front yard stating that your home has already had a inspection performed.
I have had MULTIPLE agents schedule PHT inspections for their personal properties in order to get the thoroughness they desire for themselves, but DO NOT contact PHT for client purchases!
Home inspection companies with multiple inspectors may have very impressive advertisements that list numerous certifications, licenses and qualifications that only the owner maintains, but that may not be the experience level of the home inspector being sent to your inspection. Some home inspector companies have inspectors with very high license numbers that indicate a less-experienced inspector. 

PHT INSPECTIONS recommends that you
ask family or friends for a home inspector referral from their own positive experiences. This is how I have received most of my business as a Professional Inspector full time for 16 years. 

"My builder is supplying an Inspector for my walk through"
Some builders include a Home Inspection for the new home buyer as part of the 'walk through'. 

Beware....! These inspections are nothing more than an 'orientation walk through' the new home by a company with the words "inspection" in their name. Their mandate is to point out the various features of your new home as opposed to our Inspection which address all aspects of the home's construction and finish. 
If you want your own independent Inspection, some of these builders will make it as difficult as possible for you by-pass their people. 

It's your money, its your house, 
a reputable builder should have no concerns about having his work inspected!  

My builder will not allow a Home Inspection
This should raise a red flag. 
Why would a reputable builder refuse to allow an Inspection of his work?
Does he know something about the house that you don't? 
You should do everything in your power to have the house Inspected before the closing. If the builder blocks all your efforts to have a pre closing independent Home Inspection you can alternatively conduct a Home Inspection after you purchase the property within the six month or one year repair/ warranty period. This is not an ideal or recommended approach however it can be a beneficial solution where a difficult builder is involved.


  • Pre-Purchase  Inspections
  • New Home Punch List Inspections
  •  1 Year Warranty Inspections
  • Follow Up Inspections
  • Forensic and Investigative Trouble Shooting 

  •  Structural Opinion
  •  Sellers Inspections
  •  Square Foot Verifications
  • Multiple House Pricing
  •  Commercial Pricing
Your one year builders warranty will expire usually within the first year after closing. Many times the one year warranty expiration marks the final opportunity to identify, document, and inform your Builders of items that need repair or adjustment. All safety hazards, repairs, and adjustments should be professionally documented BEFORE your Builder is relieved of their responsibility under the one year warranty.
PHT Inspections specializes in working with buyers of new homes whose one year warranty is coming to an end. Once you have your home inspected by PHT Inspections you receive our written report, you will have the knowledge and documentation to discuss any home problems with the quality of the materials or the workmanship with your Builder. Educated homeowners stand a better chance of getting the Builder to correct those items that need repair which is why 1-Year Builder Warranty Inspections are so important.

We will thoroughly inspect your new home and develop a list of warranty issues that may be covered by your Builder. Our detailed and thorough inspections can reveal items such as foundation settlement, drainage issues, high moisture readings, efficiency issues, safety problems, and much more. 

Infrared technology is especially helpful in locating potential problems like electrical hazards and minor roof leaks before they get out of control. Our service can also assist with quality assurance by identifying missing insulation, plumbing leaks, and structural issues or defects. We can help to pinpoint troublesome issues such as roof leaks, plumbing leaks, and energy efficiency without the need for invasive or destructive investigations. Infrared technology can prove invaluable in saving time and revenue typically required to identify and correct these issues. We have the ability to assist you with our state of the art, high resolution infrared camera technology and training. We can ‘see’ what no one else can